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Old 03-11-2010, 08:55 PM
hunterranger hunterranger is offline
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Default Heard a pop, will not try to start

Went to start the truck tonight. I think I heard a pop from under the hood.

All interior lights and stuff work

All exterior lights and stuff seem to work

Dash lights, buzzers and stuff seem to work

BUT

Nothing when I go to start the truck. no starter, no clicking, no nothing.

Checked the fuses in the door box and under the hood in front of steering wheel, all seem good.

Is there a fusable link or something that I am missing? Location?

Thanks in advance,

Dave
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:24 PM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

Inertia button under the glove box if you can push it up and down then it got triggered
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

"Inertia button under the glove box if you can push it up and down then it got triggered "

How do I reset it?

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Old 03-11-2010, 10:14 PM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

That won't be it. The inertia switch just shuts off the fuel pump. It will not cause the problem he is having.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

You push it down. It's a button. But, I don't think it is that because it should still crank the started with the inertia switch tripped.

Try to jump the truck and let us know. That is the first step.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:19 PM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

Quote:
That won't be it. The inertia switch just shuts off the fuel pump. It will not cause the problem he is having.
True true
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:27 PM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

Ok put a brand new battery in and still have same challange. (thouhgt maybe battery was wierding out on me)

Everything seems to work light and buzzer wise, but nothing when I try to start the truck. Key turns but no clicks, nothing
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:30 PM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

Its an 01, check to see if its throwing codes. It could be if you have a remote start they are known to fail after a few years and if there is an alarm attached to it then it could have put the truck on lock down. Check your starter as well.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

Wow, your entering the realm of the unknown, expensive (starter), or cheap (Fuse). I would recheck every fuse, starting with the ones regarding the ignition. Then I would check power the the starter. The way you described the pop from under the hood, I'm led to believe it is a fuse or a short.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:50 PM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

Ok I have gone through all of the fuses again. Visualy and with a meter, none in the driver door nor top right under hood are bad.

The button thing under and to right of glove box, was down. I pushed it up and then back down, heard the click. that did not work.

If i blew the starter would I get the buzzing sound of it trying to work?

That pop I thought I heard. It did sound like a fuse..... is there any other locations they are found under the hood?
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:54 AM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

Like what was already said, I would start by checking to make sure you have power to the starter when you crank it over. If not you can start checking fuses and such. If you have power then it is more than likely the starter or, if yours has it, the solenoid just inside the left fender.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:46 AM
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Another thing, check the relays maybe you blew one, if you havent already checked it, and get ahold of a wiring diagram to, they can be found in the Chilton books.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:26 PM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

maybe your solenoid on the starter took a crap, it it doesnt work, then it wont crank over.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:45 PM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

Ok have now been through everything except the starter 3 or 4 times.

Will pull and replace starter on Sunday.

Need to get home for a couple of nights and then back to fix her Sunday

Will post if thats what it is or I am still searching then.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: Heard a pop, will not try to start

i have a 93 3.0 my truck had the same problem it ended up being the stock positive Battery terminal it was allowing power for the accessories (small wire) but not for the starter so all my key on stuff worked lights and everything but the starter
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